October 2nd, 2007
04:23 PM ET
11 years ago

Clinton raises $27 million in third quarter

Clinton outpaced Obama in third quarter fundraising.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton raised $27 million in the third quarter for her White House bid - all but $5 million can be spent on trying to win the Democratic presidential nomination, a Clinton aide tells CNN.

The aide also said that over 100,000 new donors contributed to the New York Democrat.

The haul is about $7 million more than Sen. Barack Obama brought in during the same period. Though when broken to dollars that can be spent in the primary race, the New York Democrat only outpaced Obama by $3 million.

On Clinton's Web site, Campaign Manager Patti Solis Doyle thanked supporters for the successful quarter and said their "dedication defied the skeptics."

"This is all thanks to you and your hard work," she wrote. "You - and over a million supporters like you - are working together with Hillary to create real momentum that will take us to victory."

Monday, the campaigns for Obama and former Sen. John Edwards announced their candidates had pulled in $20 million and $7 million, respectively.

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soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. Lindsay, Ithaca NY

    Nearly 70% of Hillary's donors contributed the maximum allowed amount. When you break it down, a lot fewer people are giving to Hillary than to Obama. However the people that ARE giving to Hillary are from a more elite subset of people that can actually afford to contribute the maximum. So it's not a shocker that she has a $5 million spillover from primary to general election funds from people donating beyond the maximum.

    October 2, 2007 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  2. Chip Celina OH

    Danny G,
    Did you all see the New Hampshire debate? there is a reason why Sen Clinton is ahead… you may be for her or against her, but you have to recognize she is one very intelligent woman!

    Yes, I did see the 'debate'. I thought the order of finish was left to right on that stage. And the only reason it was so was that Gravel bragged about 'sticking it' to the credit card companies. Did she answer any questions? All I saw was a big tap-dance. No clear plans or visions and anything that required an impromptu response was met with the "I don't deal in hypoteticals" response.

    After that debate, I knew where Biden, Dodd and Richardson stood. I have no idea what she is for. You can go to her website and see a bunch of "Ready to Lead" quotes, but I find no substance.
    She is a great politician, but is that what you want? Washington is FULL of great politicians, look how effective it is. She voted for Kyl-Lieberman...please. She rails about getting out of Iraq, but sees no problem with our putting Iran in the cross-hairs.

    Yeah, you go girl.

    Have a good day,

    October 2, 2007 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. The Weasel Greenville, SC

    The stresses of running for President is already taking a toll on Hillary. She looks like something out of The Living Dead when she's on camera giving an interview. If she win's the actual Presidency, that face will then be the respensentation of the USA to the rest of the world. Oh, and like most Presidents; the intelligence that they pull off on stage is roughly based on the support staff they have coaching them. This now defines the type of people Bush has in his camp. They can't make him look good for nothing.

    October 2, 2007 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  4. hillerycarpetbagger

    What "intelligent" woman would stay married to an adulterer? Please – don't confuse swallowing your pride to get ahead – with intelligence. She used bill to get where she is, and she used New York State as one of her stepping stones, too. That's why a lot of Upstaters don't like her.

    October 2, 2007 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. Pall Forloney, Riomaggiore, Italy

    Way to much money, The White House is for sale. There is no reason that anyone should have to raise this much money for a job that pays a hell of a lot less. We need reform in our political system. Remember the fed matches you funds, so don't check that box on your income tax form. They don't need it anymore. You wonder why people don't vote, they had enough of this big political machine

    October 2, 2007 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  6. Dan, TX

    How can Clinton only raise $2 million more than Obama? She's killing him in the polls, why does Obama have so much support?

    He was against the Iraq war and is against the coming Iran war. Hillary voted for the Iraq war and has effectively voted to approve a war with IRAN.

    Where am I wrong here?

    October 2, 2007 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  7. monica, rochester new york

    Why do Hillary supporters discount the fact that OVERALL OBAMA HAS MORE!! More donations, more dollars. It's not being negative towards Hillary to point that out. Taking the results of just this quarter without adding in Q1 and Q2 doesn't even make any sense. But I guess if you support Hillary, you've already proven you're good at forgetting the past.

    October 2, 2007 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  8. ..::Eddie::.. Atlanta, GA

    Its sad that it takes fund-raising numbers to bring the Hillary supporters out of the woodwork. I'm sure if her support weren't based on assumption, we'd hear from these supporters more often.

    Hillary does not equal Bill.
    Bill's Experience is not Hillary's

    Happy Voting!

    October 2, 2007 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  9. Wendy

    Congrats on a job well done by the Hillary for President campaign!

    The only thing the MSM has been holding above HRC's head thus far is that Obama had been outraising her.

    Now that she's outraised him, the writing is truly on the wall, people.

    October 2, 2007 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  10. William G. Gainesville, FL

    Keep up the great work, Hillary supporters! Senator Clinton is headed to the White House and nothing can stop her! She has proven herself capable of standing up for the people and not being afraid to criticize the Republicans who have gone wrong. I will be casting my vote for Hillary come this January.

    October 2, 2007 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  11. Rigo, Somerville MA

    She also had 100000 new donors to Obamas 90000, only beat him by a little but it still shows that her campaign is gainig alot of momemtum this quarter.

    October 2, 2007 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  12. Jesse, Burnsville, MN

    As a Democrat, I will not vote for Hillary if she wins the nomination. She is the female version of Rudy Giuliani, so what is the point. If Hillary represents your values and beliefs, well then, you are a Republican!!

    October 2, 2007 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  13. Zack, NJ

    I'm curious who's donating to Hillary. It seems more obvious she attracts the democratic elite who have all the money. Sounds pretty republican to me. Also, how many donors does she have.

    And why did they just say they would raise 19-20M yesterday, then all of a sudden be about 7M off the next day?

    October 2, 2007 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  14. P Brown, OKC, OK

    SO WHAT??????????? I don't care if Hillary raises a billion dollars, she will never get my vote and I'm a blue-blooded democrat. CNN (Clinton News Network) and NBC (Nothing but Clinton) are doing exactly what they did leading up to the war – lay down and report whatever the spin for the administration wanted it to be and now whatever the Clinton Regime wants it to be. Absolutely sorry journalism.

    October 2, 2007 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  15. mj, seymour,ct

    Congratulations Hillary, the special interest groups are sure banking on you. Stop and think about where this money is coming from and for what reason before you praise this accomplishment.

    October 2, 2007 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  16. not a blind follower

    Now what is Obama going to brag about?
    In the past 9 months, Obama has been trying to help GOP against Clinton. Now his noise will not matter. People, at least intelligent people, have realized Obama is trying to lead our country to the wrong direction by making inexperience a virtue in this country. Do not let him fool you.

    October 2, 2007 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  17. Kate, Aurora CO

    This is just disgusting. We have children in this country who are starving, parents who cannot find work, schools that are failing, no access to proper healthcare, etc etc etc. What does this say about American politics? He/She who has the most money wins? The laws should be changed and there should be a maximum. This kind of greed is just sickening.

    October 2, 2007 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  18. Claude, Mesa AZ

    The Peter Paul case is going to stop Mrs. Corrupted right in her tracks. Do your research people.

    October 2, 2007 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  19. Jessica, Wisconsin

    Hillary raised more money than Obama in this quarter but he outraised her in the previous two and he still has more primary dollars than she does. It will be interesting to see if she used any of her money or transfered more from her Senate campaign in the pot.

    Also note that Obama only raised 3 million in priamry money less yet doesn't accept PAC or lobbiest money.

    October 2, 2007 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  20. Disgusted, Austin, TX

    Well, it looks like we are being sold on the fact that the Clinton/Bush dynasty will live on another 4-8 years. Expect it to be all about Iraq and Iran for the next decade, with no domestic progression for our own country.

    October 2, 2007 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  21. Mike Dallas, TX


    please don't despair. you know "the devil is in the details". It took camp Hillary 2 extra days to cook these numbers. If it was a straightforward good report they would have been at the front of the line. Mark my words: after they used this release for initial publicity they will slowly backtrack when pressed in clear Clintonian fashion. Let's say they will something like "it depends on the DEFINITION of what contribution is..."

    And overall,(if we believe the numbers)she outraised Obama by only 3 mil. and for the total sum raised in all 3 quarters he is still in the lead.

    October 2, 2007 10:53 am at 10:53 am |

    There is nothing that can make me cast a vote for this woman...and there are many that feel as I do. BARACK OBAMA IS MY CANDIDATE....PERIOD. the way I feel is there's not really much difference from Hillary and a GOP since they're both bought and paid for by Corporate America and have little reason to give a damn about middle-class Americans.
    Just ask the questio...who do you know that has been "polled"????

    October 2, 2007 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  23. P Brown, OKC, OK

    I recall being a recovering alcoholic and a "C" student was also virtuous and look what that has given us the last 7 years. Senator Obama definitely can't do any worse.

    October 2, 2007 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  24. Maurice, Washington, DC

    Wow, such hatred.

    If Obama had raised more money than Hillary this quarter, Obama supporters would have used that to support his chances of getting the nomination and ultimately winning in the general elections. Hillary's supporters are doing just that and they get attacked for doing that. Just sad.

    Already people are quick to say big interest groups are responsible for giving Hillary this edge. Really? I am not a big interest group or lobbyist, neither are my friends who also contributed to Hillary's campaign. I am a student who can barely make ends meet and so are my friends. We made the difference. The first two quarters we didn't contribute but after watching Hillary in the debates and seeing where she stands on the issues we decided to contribute. We know she can deliver.

    You go Lady!!! Shut em all DOWN!!!

    October 2, 2007 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  25. Brianna, McEwen, TN

    Go Hillary!!! When no one else would help my Sailor you came through and brought him home.

    October 2, 2007 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
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